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    30 yo Bequia dingy ready for planter

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    Bananna split

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    Glue her up

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    resinated

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    On Deck

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    Dingy went from 300 to 100 pounds. I added 8" to the beam ,(shortened by6"),flattened out the deadrise,added a daggerboard and marconi cat rig.Took 10 days. Renamed her Resinante! I just figured out pic posting. How do I make them regular size?

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    Now that is quick-and-dirty boat restoration!! (lol)

    I was constantly amazed by the Bequia boats that I saw on the beaches there - they were so graceful in shape yet so crudely and heavily built.

    Are you going to rig it with a correct bamboo-and-rags rig?
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    Here she is in Anguilla with my Carriacou mini boat (,green sail).No frames, no fastenings, no stem, stern or keel,no caulking.

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    Wizbang, you should have a look at this thread. Perhaps you could provide some actual experience ... all you need to do is first get rid of that rudder!

    How long is she?

    Lance

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    I'm #2 on that thread. Looking for pics of rudderless sailing. !0' 5",46" beam

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    I love those "two bow" boats. You have to go to Bequia to compete now.

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    We were in Bequia in April for Easter regatta. The smallest racers are 14',a lot bigger than Resinante.

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    Great picture.

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    That is just about the prettiest double ended boat I've ever seen, or at least the most photogenic; deserving of the name, sir.
    I sure hope you are grinning from ear to ear in that photo of you sailing.

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    I was not getting good feed back here!

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    Just a wee bit of caulking, eh? That boat SHOULD be called Lazarus!

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    No caulking,No fastenings,No keel, floors,frames,stem,stern,knees,hooks, stringers or clamp. No FG tape. Just epoxy and silver bali. This is the same load of wood that Bob Dylans schooner, Waterpearl, was built of. The un finished wood is "spanish cedar",that is new.

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    No, no, I see how she's built. The caulking line was an attempt at a joke on the boat's condition:
    "You are crazy for messing with that heap of junk"
    "What, this old gem, a little caulking, a touch of paint..."
    I was larking on the obvious amount of labor you had to put in to save this boat. The name Lazarus was jokingly suggested because you clearly brought her back from the dead!

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    I'm astounded that you salvaged that.
    I'm not an experienced boat guy/builder, so forgive me in asking; How on earth is that boat held together without ribs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoestringMariner View Post
    I'm astounded that you salvaged that.
    I'm not an experienced boat guy/builder, so forgive me in asking; How on earth is that boat held together without ribs?
    Memory.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Yes, memory to a large degree. I think it would have needed a mold/more time to build from new planks.
    But just epoxy and 403 fillers.
    She is not a stand alone boat, she is my dingy/tender, so she had to be light. I can lean over the side and flip her on deck alone in 10 seconds.(120ish pounds), providing I am not broken that day.
    7th year , going strong.



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    There was the year of the mannequin, Resinancy....



    yes, I'm an idiot.
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    I have a friend with a Folkboat that is in need of desperate attention. I have seen a small 15ft dayboat "repaired" in the same way, but i think the cost of epoxy to do a sound job on a Folkboat is way more than he could pick up another one for. Shame to see boats go to waste that could be saved, but economics and time always play out in these things.
    Thats a great dink, epoxy artistry.....

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    About to win the sculling race , Antigua Classics , 2018

    Re newing her annual coat of epoxy,2018

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    A good friend of mine has a Bequia dingy that I've sailed. I'm starting to wonder if you might know him from your earlier boat building years in the Caribbean. Mark Padbury?

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    No bell ringing WFK. Name of his boat?

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    Nice to see a Banks dory in the sculling race. Them boats get around...
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Michael,
    Columbia carries two of them , I assume they are built by Jay in the Dory Shop.
    Last year Dorian Steele and Richard Rhodenizer were rowing partners, They rowed all over Falmouth every morning... just great to see in a fleet of Zodes going back n forth for croissants and ice.
    Oh I cheated like hell to beat him , I paddled one big swoop 180 around the buoy.
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    Bruce, doesn't the sunlight destroy the epoxy? I was under the impression that epoxy needs a paint coat as a uv blocker. Or, is that the purpose of the annual re-coat?

    Jeff

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    yes, both. The epoxy gets burnt. But I have found its easier for me to use only epoxy. If i begin putting a "varnish" on it, then ..by n by , the varnish will get mixed up with and into the layers of epoxy and vice versa.
    The dingy is constantly getting scratched from being hauled up on the beach, or getting chewed up by an outboard motor at a dingy dock, you name it,so its constant with the touch up. How does one know where the uv blocker stop and the resin under it begin ?
    It takes 20 minutes a year to softpad the boat with 80 grit and about 10 ounces of west to bring her back.

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